I just wanted to give some feedback to all those that replied to this post in helping me and others discover different options for my workflow.
Its been sometime since this post, and after going through some web courses and training myself more for C1, and an upgrade to 6x, it is much nicer to work with.
I enjoy using it much more than before..But, I still find it sluggish, loading the folder mainly. Also some small things that just gets me impatient; for example, I select a preset style, it gets blurry then ads the preset and sharpens,etc, little things. There are far many things I like about C1, and IF I were to be in a battle between LightRoom and C1, I don't think I would bother with LR. I have purchased and upgraded LR every time there is a revise, and I uninstall it all times so far. I still use Adobe Raw/Photshop's raw converter for most of my work. It is only limited for me by the # of files it loads(about 30). I wish I could change the background color on it and of course other things with the interface would help, but really, everything is fast and control is very good for common daily shoots. I love C1 for not forcing a "Session" workflow, it is 1 thing LR failed at from the get go for me.
Hope to hear more feedback and how others are handling things.